Yvonne Gilmore, Associate Dean of Students at the Disciples Divinity House at the University of Chicago Divinity School, will give the sermon at the 2018 Eureka College baccalaureate service for graduates at 6 p.m. May 4 in the Cerf Center.
Gilmores’ sermon is entitled ” Innovation and Imagination: That Your Love May Overflow,” with Philippians I: 1-11 as her sermon text.
Associate Dean Gilmore is committed to the preparation of “thought leaders,” and her ministry exemplifies such leadership. In 2007, she became the founding pastor of New Song Community Church, a diverse urban congregation in Northeast Columbus, Ohio, that was dually aligned with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. From 2010-13, she served also as staff chaplain and decedent care coordinator for Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus. She previously served in the Capital Area Region as an interim pastor, associate pastor, and a chaplain.
She is in demand as a speaker and preacher and as an anti-racism trainer with Reconciliation Ministry. She has team taught in the Divinity School’s Arts of Ministry sequence, and she is a member of the Board of Directors of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) and former member of the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Yvonne Gilmore is also a poet and a spoken word artist. She has preached, lectured, and/or performed at varied educational institutions and denominational events.
For more information about the baccalaureate, contact Eureka College Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes at 467- 6429.